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Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 8:00pm EST
border in russia as the crisis internally in ukraine continues. john. >> thanks to all of you, phil, nick, jennifer for covering this for us tonight. >>> a military strategist and a fellow at the truman national security project. glad to have you with us. >> glad to be here john. >> what strikes you tonight? >> it's a classic military operation. he's taken special operations forces, that's the key to any forward intervention you might have in crimea at this point in time. and with 150,000 troops on that western border of russia he has now what could be a very large force that could sweep across into the ukraine should ukraine forces decide to come down and match what we're seeing inside crimea. the pictures you have shown tonight tell me has got heavy forces coming, bmps part of heavy mechanized part of russian units. >> how does the u.s. respond to this? i'm not saying necessarily military action, but military movement in response? >> john we don't have anything that could keep them launching forward on the ground with their military at this point. we have standoff missiles over th
CNN
Mar 2, 2014 12:00pm PST
of ukraine. russia is in violation of its international obligations. >> so he took it a step further from what the administration was saying yesterday that there could be repercussions or costs. today kerry did more to spell those out saying absolutely sanctions are on the table, that in the near future we could see things like asset freezes or visa bans imposed against russia. he even hinted at the possibility nations would work together to remove russia from the g-8. we know already certain countries, including the u.s., canada, uk, have pulled out of preliminary talks leading up to the g-8 summit in june in russia. he said what russia is doing, these are not the action of a g-8 nation. if it keeps up, other countries will not participate in those talks. he said basically russia has other options. why it's doing this us unknown when it has u.n. monitors it could allow in to keep track in ukraine. that is the excuse russia has given publicly. it brought in troops to look after its own interest in that country. kerry said it's a pretext, trumped up pretext for invading another countr
CNN
Mar 5, 2014 10:00am PST
international observers in ukraine. the organization for security cooperation in europe said it would send 35 unarmed military personnel to ukraine at the same time. our own elise labott is traveling with the secretary of state. she is joining us from paris. elise, this is the third meeting these two men have held today. what's secretary kerry's main priority in dealing with sergey lavrov? >> reporter: that's right, wolf. they're just wrapping up their third meeting of the day, and now secretary kerry will be huddling with the french, the german, the british foreign ministers all in an effort to try and get some diplomatic process going. and deescalate the situation. his single sales objective for the russian foreign minister is to get him to sit down with the ukrainian foreign minister. as we know, the ukrainian foreign minister flew with secretary kerry to kiev last night, waiting all day, wants to sit down with the russian foreign minister, try and get some dialogue going. try and deescalate the situation. but so far, foreign minister lavrov is not biting, wolf. >> so we expect the
CNBC
Mar 1, 2014 6:00am EST
federation, inside of ukraine. the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> that was president obama moments ago from the white house briefing room commenting on the escalating crisis in ukraine. earlier, unconfirmed reports of russian military intervention in the region sent the s&p lower. the whole episode underscoring just how sensitive the market is to this situation. the question now is, if the situation gets worse, what could that mean for stocks, could russia be the next black swan? we did see people during this session wanting to take risk off. in response to various reports that crossed the screen. >> risk off, other than u.s. equities. when you think about it, you talked about it just before, it was at five-year lows. it's a very cheap index, but it trades very poorly, there are risks that have been taken off there all along during this thing. and then bonds again. u.s. treasuries, the world forgot during the taper, there's one safe haven in assets and it's u.s. treasuri
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 5:00am EST
america ukraine on the brink of disaster, the latest on the standoff between russian and ukraine troops and international response at ending the crisis. the first double amputee to compete in the olympics goes on trial for murder, the case of the blade runner is watched so closely in his country. another winter storm shuts down federal offices and causes major pile ups, where the system is headed today and what could be coming on its heels.
Bloomberg
Mar 6, 2014 2:00pm EST
white house about the situation in ukraine. several ofpoken to our closest friends around the world and i am pleased our international unity is on display at this important moment. togethere have moved to announce substantial assistance for the government in key of and today in brussels, our allies took sin of -- took similar steps. i'm confident we are moving forward together, united in our determination to oppose actions that violate international law. ryan chilcote joins us now from kiev with the late details. good evening. evening, mark. earlier today, the crimean parliament voted to secede from ukraine and join russia. they will now put that decision to the people of crimea in a referendum scheduled to take place on the 16th of this month, and just 10 days. after that decision, the federal government, the parliament here in kiev effectively disbanded the crimean parliament and an old that decision. the question is does that matter now is crimea right occupied by several thousand the ukrainian and military there has been neutralized. , secretary kerry had said that would be an i
PBS
Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm PST
international community in affirming there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> good evening, i'm judy woodruff. also ahead good evening, i'm judy woodruff. also ahead, miles o'brien ventures deep inside one of the world's most hazardous places: japan's fukushima nuclear plant, still mired in trouble three years after its catastrophic meltdowns. >> resembling astronauts on the way to a fully fueled rocket, we donned special shoes and hard hats, then boarded a bus that would get us as close to the meltdowns as the laws of physics, and common sense, would allow us. and it's friday, mark shields and david brooks are here to analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: this was a day of deepen
CNBC
Mar 3, 2014 4:00am EST
let ukraine live with its european choices. >> this comes straight from parliament. . international pressure, mobilizing the military, what else is the government doing? >> we are trying to coordinate actions in terms of information. we have so many -- information on the pretax and violence against -- a lot of ukrainians and what we are trying to do is to finalize the war and actions. the governments with russia. our government had just two days of peace and it's -- yanukovych spent four years to have our army and security services and -- >> that's what he did, he beheaded your security forces and your army? >> yes. so our plan is to gain the control over our country to provide security to our citizens. it is our -- >> what do you think the ultimate putin ambition is for ukraine? >> it was once said that russia is impossible without ukraine. it's realistic ambition. and if the world will excuse him such an advance and betray ukraine and ukrainians in these situations, then you have a new hitler heading for europe and heading for world domination. you can stop him, stop him here in c
ABC
Mar 2, 2014 6:00am PST
. >> thanks, lisa. also bay area reaction to the international crisis in ukraine, the call from local ukrainians amid the deteriorating situation with russia's military on alert and how migratory birds are getting uncle go one,two,one,two,one [uncle]thistwo,one.cotch,okay? [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? [ keland so do mouth germs.. but now i have the protection of colgate total® mouthwash. it works just as hard and just as long as i do. [ man ] rolling in 5! [ male announcer ] colgate total® mouthwash. it kills germs on contact and has a germ-killing shield that keeps working for 12 hours. it doesn't quit even after eating and drinking. hi! [ male announcer ] colgate total® mouthwash. 12 hour germ protection even after eating and drinking. ♪ >>> now for the latest developments in ukraine. president obama spoke with russian president putin about the crisis and expressed his concern
PBS
Mar 6, 2014 5:00am PST
international agreements the bus line between ukraine and russia. it's the easiest most ukraine and russia. this is the call the consumer. we need to complete. reflect on the one to get a chance to tackle this problem. we are ready to find a solution a nickel to grow. we are ready to find an off ramp up to get that with the us the eu with russia and the wheelie with ukrainian participation. and to. we ask russia. grease bomb. with the arabia. to preserve peace and stability in europe. oh lordy are ready to instigate the other. for vocations and enough attention. you know what electro and multilateral relations. that was cute things the promise to us and he gets in you. it's reaching that russia. should be ready to have a a real debate can fix this crisis. the they chose to tell to draw showed its involvement in crimea. did our shutters to cease all star level meetings with the russian counterparts close to announcing a full review of its relationship with books good. they did she also said that all eyes will be so with ukraine. we waited. step up our gay friends with the ukrainian civilian
CNBC
Feb 28, 2014 4:00am EST
ukraine with international financial aid are being taken right now. they accept the ukraine is independent. they hope to boost reserves and stabilize the situation there. they talk about the imf here, too. they expect record credit instruments from the imf to increase saying to them that they will provide funding in the next couple of days if they can agree with it. and a key priority, of course, is to fulfill the conditions from the imf. we'll bring you up to date with all the details of what's going on in the ukraine and the region in a few moments' time. >> here we are an hour and two minutes into the trade in europe. and fairley steady at the moment. advancers outpacing decliners by around about 5/4. yesterday, the ftse ended up 11 points while at lunchtime, the s&p up 9 points and the nikkei up 0.4% this morning. the ftse fairley flat at the moment. xetra dax is up 0.3%. we've got unemployment and inflation data coming out a little later for the eurozone. the inflation data will be key. a good step down to the inflation number, 0.05% which will really load up the pressure
PBS
Feb 26, 2014 5:30pm PST
worried that russia really could take the military forced in to see and this is the internal conflicts the ukraine but on the other hand how many un at the independence square behind me satan. russia should not dad to our tenants as russia russia should not dare to interfere with troops into ukraine. they have a wall in the caucasus already they should not open the second front. leslie thanks very much will be staking him or the coming days and two at an ounce of course on nbc and ken was standing by for us and sent the ball in the crimea where clashes broke out on wednesday. lucy and the fighting in that region was pretty heated today. how serious is the fact that we could see an escalation of this violence. what a treat to the attitude that you can see they were quite dramatic but brett took up a real critic of the african movement growing it. i've actually been decreed. other than able politician in the background from both sides of the pretty at first but after the russian side were actually more interested in keeping our brothers though. actually of sort of exacerbating
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 11:00pm EST
inside ukraine and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in insisting there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >>> viktor yanukovych spoke from russia sayings he is the real president of ukraine. yanukovych promised to fight for the country's future. obviously, lots of turmoil, aching it very difficult for the government in kiev. >> our nick schifrin is in kiev. mike viqueria is in washington, d.c. nick you have been in kiev for eight days. other than what you have been reporting, what has been striking you with this story? >> that the power is not with the new government, the power is with the people right behind me john. we spent the last few days in i independence square speaking with the thousands of people who are still there and it's extraordinary the amount of attention they are paying on the new parliamentarians, on the new government, the new cabinet ministers they all say if the government doesn't do what we want it to do then their fate will be the same as the old government's fate. covering any kind of revolution whether in
FOX News
Mar 2, 2014 3:00am PST
united but also to work within the limits of international law to figure out how to keep ukraine democratic and stable. and that echos what the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. samantha powers said at an emergency meeting of the security council yesterday. >> we are deeply disturbed by reports this morning of russian military intervention into crimea. this intervention is without legal basis and, indeed, violates russia's commitment to protect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of ukraine. it is time for the russian intervention in ukraine to end. >> and now ukraine says they're worried about their nuclear assets. the latest wires have ukraine's parliament begging for international monitors to come in and help them keep their nuclear materials safe. ukraine has already called up all of its military reserves and officials are stressing that those military forces need to be battle ready as soon as possible. >> back to you. peter doocy live in d.c., thanks, pete. >>> so the question this morning, does the u.s. have any influence right now over that region? can we hav
FOX News
Mar 2, 2014 11:00pm PST
in crimea. the president offered to send international monitors to ukraine, you 00 crane yap officials say thousands of russian troops have flooded in to crimea, convoys have left their naval base surrounding an the only action is has been to pull out of preparatory meetings for a g-8 summit in sochi this june. ukraine closed its air space to noncivilian aircraft and withdraw its vessels from two bases. ukraine's prime minister appealed to the u.s. and britain to intervene, adding his country is on the brink of disaster, warning this could be the beginning of war. pro russian protests broke out in four cities in eastern ukraine where russian speaking ukrainians asked moscow to defend them, a virtual invitation to putin whose parliament authorized him to use force in a unanimous vote. meanwhile ukraine has called up all men under the age of 40 to prepare to fight. warnings by u.s. officials did not deter russia. >> i'm closely watching russia's military exercises. >> the intervention would in our judgment be a very grave mistake. >> supreme all lied commander told reporters th
FOX News
Mar 2, 2014 3:00pm PST
international community and there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> russian troops move into crimea as the interim government accuses the kremlin of an invasion. what happens now? we'll have a live report. and the chair of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers, joins us with the latest. only on "fox news sunday". >>> then a new investigation into irs targeting of conservative groups. we'll talk with house oversight committee chair darrell issa. he's calling back former irs official lois lerner who has refused to testify. a "fox news sunday" exclusive. and president obama prepares to unveil his new budget with defense cuts and no entitlement reforms. >> it makes no effort to address the drivers of our debt and deficit. >> we'll sit down with leaders of the congressional budget the committee, senator rob portman and congressman chris van hollen. plus arizona governor jan brewer vetoes a bill that would protect religious freedom over gay rights. but other states may take up similar measures. our sunday panel weighs in. and our power players of the week.
CBS
Mar 5, 2014 7:00am PST
ukraine's capital that russia broke international law, but there's no need over the violation. >> president obama and i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of the gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. that is not 21st century g8 major nation behavior. >> margaret brennan is at the palace where secretary kerry is getting ready to sit down with russia's top diplomat. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, and good morning to the west coast. russia's top diplomat is here in paris, but it's not clear whether or not he'll meet with ukraine's foreign minister. secretary of state john kerry had hoped to get the two talking to find a peaceful way out. kerry will meet himself with lavrov later today, and his message is that there is a way out. the u.s. is asking russia to send troops back to their bases, accept international monitors and endorse may elections to set up a new ukrainian government. the u.s. had hoped to set up european union wide sanct
Al Jazeera America
Mar 6, 2014 6:00am EST
follow international commitment which was signed. russian military aggression and ukraine has not just negative reaction but political and economic aspects. it's time to stop. the construction of the berlin wall is not the architecture of global security which is used for an acceptable in the world now. i would just like to address president putin and say tear down this wall, the wall of intimidation, the wall of military aggression, and let's build up new type of relations between ukraine and russia. we are ready for cooperation, but we are not ready to surrender and to be the subordinate of russia. >> mr. prime minister, from the guardian. the white house announced action, a number of visa restrictions and bans on what they call leading russian officials and people involved, that might be involved in violating ukraine's territorial integrity. do you expect this meeting today to follow suit, follow the american lead that the european union would take similar actions and can you say specifically and concretely what you expect european leaders today to decide in terms of action? th
CNBC
Mar 4, 2014 9:00am EST
encourage international monitors to deploy throughout ukraine. these are the people who can actually identify legitimate threats and we are asking, together with government of ukraine, together with european communities, for large numbers of observers to be able to come in here and monitor the situation and be the arbiters of truth versus fiction. russia, if it wanted to help deescalate this situation, could return its troops to the barracks, live by the 1997 base agreement, and de-escalate rather than expand their invasion. now, we would prefer that. i come here today at the instruction of president obama to make it absolutely clear the united states of america would prefer to see this de-escalated. we would prefer to see this managed through the structures of legal institutions, international institutions that we've worked many years in order to be able to deal with this kind of crisis. but if russia does not choose to de-escalate, if it is not willing to work directly with the government of ukraine as we hope they will be, then our partners will have absolutely no choice but to jo
Al Jazeera America
Mar 6, 2014 10:00am EST
top international stories. >> fighting and looting, pro ukraine protestors are dealt with as crimea's parliament votes to split from kiev and join russia. >> much more on the ukraine crisis, including joining europe, the new man in charge in kiev in brussels, ready to sign a deal. >> also ahead, sent back to face justice. the son of muammar gaddafi is extradited. >> china trying to go green to power economic growth. >> it's a scenario that would redrop the map of europe and create a new crisis in international relations, but crimea is moving closer to a split from ukraine. the reamennal parliament voted to join russia and is speeding up referendum ambulance. ukraine's prime minister rejected carlment's vote and said it has no legal ground. facing a military occupation, his government appears to be losing what little influence it still has over the region. we report from ukraine. >> the news came as a triumph here. dissenters a distinct majority dispatched with russian efficiency. >> i'm for crimea to be with ukraine, i don't want to join criminal russia, people watch televisi
Bloomberg
Mar 5, 2014 1:00am EST
russia and ukraine. a strong belief that russia's actions is violating international law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that, although russia has legitimate interests and what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry will meet with russia's foreign minister in paris today. the diplomats aimed to reduce tension. earlier in kiev kerry offered ukraine loan guarantees. he also said the u.s. will hold russia responsible for escalation in ukraine. >> none of us want to escalate it becomes the kind of confrontation where people cannot find a reasonable path result and where as a you are stuck in a place that is hard to climb down from. >> market recovering from monday's selloff. it was the biggest loss in five years. the ruble dropped to a record low. non-russian companies with exposure to russia are still worried about their
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 9:00am EST
international economic aid to help the government in ukraine and even as secretary kerry begins his meetings with the interim government there, all of the meetings could not in washington on how to deal with this crisis. >> president obama called his national security council together to discuss how to deal with the events unfolding in ukraine. while the president weighs his options, one thing came out of the meeting. the pentagon says it is suspended exercises and other activities with the russian military while russian forces remain in the crimea region of ukraine. it's the latest step by president obama who says russia is breaking international law. >> what cannot be done is for russia, with impunity, to put its soldiers on the ground and violate basic principles that are recognized around the world >> reporter: that tough talk was echoed by america's ambassador to the u.n. >> what is happening today is a dangerous military intervention in ukraine. it is an act of aggression. it must stop. >> reporter: that sharp and pointed rhetoric argue the president's critics is coming too li
CNN
Mar 3, 2014 3:28pm PST
president obama's handling of the crisis in ukraine. we're in the most dangerous challenge to the international community since saddam hussein squeezed kuwait and in the coming days the obama administration will only make things more dangerous. listen as president obama sits is helpless in the oval office trying to shame the russian leader into behaving better. >> the steps russia has taken are a violation of ukraine's sovereignty, ukraine's territorial integrity, that they're a violation of international law. >> nice talk from a former professor of law, but vladimir putin has indicated he doesn't care what the americans or europeans think. putin has complete dominance in the immediate region and intends to use it. this is a real crisis. the dangers are going to resound around the world. decisions being made right now will change history. >> i agree. interesting that republicans wouldn't make any of those decisions differently. they just complain about them. in the "crossfire" tonight obama supporter lawrence korb and obama critic danielle pletka who worked for the senate foreign
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2014 12:00pm PST
. there are rules of international law. ukraine is a sovereign country with borders and the fact there's elements within its border which is are dissatisfied with the democratic government doesn't mean that another country's permitted to invade. there are ways to resolve disputds and reassure minorities in a particular area or people speaking a different language of their security and their safety but doesn't justify a military action of russia, an act of aggression into crimea. so that's just a false pretext, i believe, for russia's position here and for the aggression. there are many ways to resolve disputes that might exist or disagreements but this is about a basic principle of international law that respect it is boards of a country and right to sovereignty. >> really quickly here, 25, 30 seconds. and this may sound like a simple question but important question, as well. why should folks in this country, why should we care about precisely when's happening right now in ukraine, in crimea? >> well, we should care, of course, any time a sovereign nation with its borders clearly
NBC
Mar 3, 2014 2:04am EST
1997 russia, ukraine basing agreement. i mean, they are in direct overt violation of international law. >> can i just challenge you on one point. >> we asked them to step back. >> you say it's not about the u.s. and russia, but the reality is just wednesday, you told me ltclleague andrea mitchell that will vladimir putin said he would respect the territorial integrity of ukraine. now you're talking about russia annexing the crimea. something happened. i wonder as you hear some criticism from conservatives an that say the issue here is that vladimir putin's not afraid, that he saw a red line by this administration in syria and then no follow-up, no kz an, that he thinks that he can provoke the u.s. and the west and that president obama won't do anything in response. >> we, he's finding out the opposite. let me make it clear, president putin is not operating from a place of strength here. yanukovych was his you know supported president. yanukovych was thrown out. despite putin's support. yanukovych turned on his own people. president putin is using force in a completely inappropriate
MSNBC
Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm PST
deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia or europe. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international laws. and just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> there will be costs. president obama not pledging today to go it alone in a fight against russia over you've crane but saying russia will effectively be crossing an international red line if they move militarily into another sovereign country. it kind of looks like russia is moving militarily into another sovereign country. crimea is a very pro-russian part of ukraine but still, it's ukraine. in crimea today armed men in camouflage uniforms with no insignia on them took up positions in two positions. they refused to say who they were. it started with about 50 men. by late afterno
CBS
Feb 28, 2014 5:00am PST
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PBS
Mar 5, 2014 7:00pm PST
the international community for scandal the only book we believe that's the problem in ukraine comes from the international community's lack of reaction it failed to find a concerted response to demonstrations against the ukrainian government protests that's clearly violated the ukrainian constitution. the west didn't just fail to react in some cases it even encouraged and instigated the demonstrations is that the digital photos this point if it's for top diplomats of face to face meeting between the ukrainian and russian foreign minister insists on not on the comp that ukraine announced earlier on wednesday. what's the successful peacefully snobbish have to think about it with l and with all it's not the only boat to pray but they told him to choke russia home runs seventy of a sports russia to ukraine to be appreciate all possible consultations. ukraine's acting foreign minister was meeting with french counterparts who often gives me inspiration from the stumps. the oecd of it the committee was going to do all banks to establish and dundalk. to find solutions to these unacceptable
CNN
Mar 2, 2014 9:00am PST
ukraine, but the reality is that russia is dependent on the international economy in a way that wasn't true ten years ago. fully one half of russia's foreign trade now is with eastern -- is with european union countries. russia depends on european imports to keep its stores filled, to keep the standard of living that russians have gotten accustomed to. russia depends on europe as a market for its gas. and i think that that has started to be taken into account. i noticed a tweet yesterday from alexei kudrin, former finance minister, very well respected in russia, and an adviser economically to president putin, who said we need to look very carefully at the socioeconomic consequences to us if we go through with this. >> more global village than it used to be. john, thank you for being here. jill doherty, anytime come back. >> i'm glad to see you. >> there is no shornl of opinions about what the u.s. should do. senators dick durbin and lindsey graham are next. predibut, manufacturings a prettin the united states do. means advanced technology. we learned that technology allows us to
NBC
Mar 2, 2014 6:00pm PST
nbcbayarea. >> we're following the developing story, the crisis in ukraine. that country's acting prime minister is calling for international help. there's word tonight that secretary of state john kerry will travel to ukraine's capital on tuesday and is condemning russia's move into the ciman region. it's the site of a naval base and thousands of russian troops are standing guards alongside city streets as well. >> this is actually the declaration of war to my country. >> you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. >> secretary kerry is also threatening russia with economic and trade sanctions if putin's troops don't pull out of crimea. >> the violence in ukraine has spurred the people in the u.s. to do something to help the victims, including an artist on tour in the south bay who has very close ties to the region. nbc bay area's kimberly terry joins us from san jose with his campaign for peace. kimberly? >> victor key, an ukranian-american is a having circumstance performer and has been paying close attention to what's going on. he'll hav
FOX News
Mar 2, 2014 9:00am PST
. [announcer] purina pro plan. nutrition that performs. >>> ukraine is not the only troubled international hot spot. the pentagon says syria should hand over its chemical weapons a lot faster. beyond that news, here is -- >> the word genocide is getting a workout these days as writers and diplomates try to express the horrors in syria. a number of those killed in the civil war hovers around 150,000. while a flood of refugees starved and freezing are still running for their lives. comparisons to stalin and hitler miss the mark, but only because the death toll has yet to reach the million mark. the entire world stands aside as bashir al assad hugs his russia and iranian protectors. to understand the winding corridors of the depraved dictator's mind, consider syria's promise to rid itself of chemical weapons. the choreography amounts to a classic enactment of the cat and mouse game so carefully played by middle east pirates. last september, as civil war raged, assad grate agreed to give up his deadly staff actor report service of the sarn gas attack his own people. hundreds died a grisley death i
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 10:00am EST
school. >> welcome to the news hour. we have the top international stories. loyalty on the line in crimea. ukraine under lee against to pro-russian forces. >> with more on the ukraine crisis, more western leaders are calling for the call for russia to back off crimea. we'll be live at that meeting in brussels where sanctions are being discussed. [ gunfire ] >> also ahead an exclusive with syrian opposition, fighters trying to hold up a new government assault in aleppo. words and not weapons, how rwandaen soldiers are bringing peace to the central african return. >> the west is pounding pressure on russia as pro kremlin forces tighten it's grip on ukraine's crimea. warnings to russia, and russia's foreign minister said his country's presence is needed to protect ukraine. soldier in military base in crimea are refusing to leave despite to being surrounded by men who are thought to be russian forces. could you just give us an update as to where you are right now, what's happening on the ground? >> reporter: well, i'm just in front of the base, and about a a half hour ago the commander
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2014 8:00pm PST
moved into ukraine last week. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs in any military intervention in ukraine. >> when armed and masked gunmen appeared at the two main airports in crimea friday, the world wondered whether russia had really decided to begin an invasion of ukraine. by saturday morning, that question had largely been answered. >> this morning the occupation moved from airports and military installations into the center of the crimean capital itself. >> russian boots on the ground in ukraine. they're hiding their identities, their uniforms aren't marked. >> vladimir putin turned to a compliant russian parliament saturday to make it official. >> russia's parliament voted to approve the use of a russian force in ukraine. president putin asked for it. he got it unanimously. >> as the united nations huddled in emergency meetings over how to respond, tensions elsewhere in ukraine close to the russian border were rising. >> this was the scene this afternoon in ukraine's eastern city of kharkiv where tens of thousands
KRON
Mar 5, 2014 4:00am PST
intervention the u- s believes violates international law. our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity according to international law. we condemn russian federation's act of aggression. somehow russia leaders invited intervention. not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims. none. russian president vladimir putin said tuesday ukraine's new government came to power as the result of a coup. he has vowed to protect russian's interests in ukraine. check out the surveillance photo. pushing a lot of machine ride out the front door of this lucky supermarkets. police say " birds broke into the store robbery saturday morning and went right for the scratcher vending machine money and tickets were take can it afford the machine was down the blocks away. there recover most of the stolen ticket but as a precaution the lottery has lacked the ticket numbers that were stolen all lottery tickets are traceable so if one of those seats has a winning ticket in tries to catch it lottery investigators will immediately know his or her location. reporting
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 2:00pm EST
going on to say, there is still opportunity for russia to help the international community stabilize the situation in ukraine. meanwhile, delivering the message in kiev, condemning russia for escalating the violence, kerry is visiting with ukraine's new leaders reayou remember thing support for the government. this has been a day of point, counter point, 2 sides expressing their opinions. talking points, but clearly a very strong difference of opinion on the way things are progressing here in kiev, and throughout the country. john kerry said that many of that vladimir putin said in an hour long press conference, were simply not true. the russian government would have you believe that that will have been mass attacks on churches in eastern ukraine. that hasn't happened. but vladimir putin remains adamant the west does not understand this country. he says that ukraine is well within the sphere of russia's control. and that basically the west is looking at ukraine as some sort of laboratory experiment, in democracy. in his speech, today to the russian press, vladimir putin also took an
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 10:00am EST
? >> reporter: thank you. well, the european union has told ukraine that it is ready to sign an association agreement at any time. it was ousted president blocking that deal. and shocked by reports of ukraine sovereignty. >> i hope the international community will also stand alert in up holding these principles and guaranteeing regional and international peace. >> so european and u.s. leaders while russia prepares to send troops to the crimea region. why is it so important to moscow? ukraine is an a a an autonomou. ukraine agreed to an exchange of cheap gas from moscow. to explain more about the geopolitical importance i'm joined by russian analyst risk management consultant. hi there, charles. >> hi there. >> the latest we've heard is that the russian parliament has approved the use of force. but the approval of use of force and the actual force o use of f. >> the rapidly developments of this story, president putin putting all the requirements needed legal and tactical to use force if he should so want to. i don't think that there's going to be immediate use of force in ukraine, but what h
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 11:00am EST
union. >> absolutely. vladimir putin is very concerned about ukraine for a variety of reasons, not least of which because of the geopolitical situation but internally in russia is keeping a close eye on what happened in ukraine. it's not that long ago we saw thousands of russian take to the streets, as well. it's a very different fine mick domestically here but when russian look to a ukraine prosperous and growing in a civil society with independent judiciary, other things that we associate with the western democracy, there are going to be russians here who look at that and then also look at the kremlin and the way things are run here inside russia. >> phil ittner joining us live from moscow. thank you very much. perhaps the mystery of mysteries today in ukraine, why were there troops surrounding airports in crimea. who were they and where do they come from? we have all the details. jennifer, what are the latest on the tensions in crimea. >> we had two incidents today, first at the airport where armed men went in early in the morning to the airport terminal, had a look around and n
Bloomberg
Mar 2, 2014 10:00pm EST
happening in the ukraine. an appeal to international help after russert the control of the crimea. joining us is the professor. he is an expert on politics and the often tends relationship .etween moscow and kiev why are things so intense right now between the ukraine and moscow. seen has beene the overthrow of a legitimate government and the establishment of a new government, which has --n unsure of itself, with but which is trying to create a situation in which it can become more closely aligned with the european union that ukraine was -- then ukraine was in the past. president putin is taking exception because he what the ukraine associated with russia, and it seems neither the eu nor russia are willing to accept a ukraine which is or equidistant from both. >> if you take a look where map of ukraine and crimea sets, it really is integral to russia's naval dominance. it is really their only access to the global waterways. talk about the history of crimea and what it means for russia's ower base. >> crimea has always been important as a military base for now foret union and russi
FOX Business
Mar 5, 2014 7:00pm EST
mart to take our american natural gas, li quif, sep to ukraine. -- we don't need to take america's natural gas and solve the international problem when we have our own energy security issues to focus on. lou: every assessment i have seen about helping ukraine with production of their energy reserves is a monumentally complicated, task, there is no short-term answer. idea of sanctions,y can't believe the number of people who keep taking about imposing sanctions on russia. matt, your thoughts? good or bad idea in. >> it is worrisome, we have to project strong in a way that does not harm our own economy interests, make sure if we are able to press reset button again, i want to be able to do it. lou: if we never hear the word reset against -- your thoughts. >> i'm a mother, when i tell my children don't do something or else, i better make sure i have that or else plan, when president said there will be sanctions, he has not lined up the guys who'll do sanctions yet there are threat, he will not carry out. lou: last word. >> bottom line, i have not seen anything or anybody who has the a
ABC
Mar 2, 2014 5:00am PST
. i'll explain when we return. >> thanks, lisa. bay area reaction to the international crisis in ukraine, the call from local ukrainians amid the deteriorating situation with russia's military on the move. >>> how migratory birds are getting assists from farmers as they make their way home through the california drought. what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. everyone wants to be the cadbury bunny. cause only he brings while others may keep trying. nobunny knows easter better than cadbury! ♪ [ male announcer ] spring is calling. get sta-green fertilizer now just $8 at lowe's. ♪ >>> now for the latest developments in ukraine. president obama spoke with russian president putin about the crisis and expressed his concern about russia's involvement. we get the latest now from abc news reporter michelle franzen. >> reporter: violence and bloody clashes still increase as pro-russian demonstrators battled supporters of the new ukrainian government. tensions flar
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2014 2:00am PST
for that. >>> shifting overseas now to the big international story. the tug of war in ukraine. this is the scene in crimea. they control the peninsula. president obama, and nato say russia is violating international law but can they do anything about it? nbc's jim aceda live in moscow. >> reporter: veronica, secretary kerry will go to kiev no doubt to try to calm the waters so that kiev does nothing that might unintentionally intense situation. it's true that the west has mobilized against russian president's vladimir putin's military takeover of crimea. that's firmly in his hands. it's unclear what the west can do about it. not attending the g 8 summit in june in sochi, for instance, is only symbolic, it's not really more than a meeting. economic sanctions sound good on paper perhaps and look good but in fact the u.s. has little economic leverage over russia. the e.u. sanctions might have teeth but europe is truly reluctant to go there. they're worried about putin's reaction like shutting offer europe's supply of natural gas. neither the u.s. nor nato are contemplating any military
Bloomberg
Mar 6, 2014 4:00am EST
bloomberg tv. let's get back to one of our top stories. international efforts to ease tension in ukraine are in full swing. over in rome, john kerry and his russian counterpart may resume talks. they are in the international conference. the two failed to reach a ukraine deal yesterday in paris. this will take the forefront. our policy correspondent has been following secretary kerry. what is the latest news this morning? >> there is so much going on, it is hard to know where to start. as we speak, and brussels, the eu is having an emergency summit to discuss this bloodless seizure of the crimean peninsula. it is expected that that you willwarn russia -- the eu warn russia, but probably will not sanction them. russia supplies half of europe's natural gas. the u.k. are reluctant about slapping sanctions on russia at this point. they want to solve it diplomatically. cameronard from david in brussels. he seemed to be a bit more hawkish. is there any more progress? >> yesterday, we spent the whole day in paris with secretary kerry working very hard on his russian counterpart. he met with him
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 11:00pm EST
violation international law and the quick .esponse to support ukraine the senate foreign relations committee is developing a to ukrainesupport and also to pursue a menu of .anctions you must say what you mean and mean what you say, and that is what we intend to do. i think most of you know what i stand for. you know what i believe in. i have stood with so many. ladies and gentlemen, i have .orked on iran [applause] ladies and gentlemen. i have worked on iran's nuclear issues for 21 years, starting when i was a member of the house, when i found out the united states was sending voluntary contributions to the international atomic energy administration, whose voluntary contributions above membership dues were going to create capacity of the nuclear facility, not in the national interest of the united states, not in the national interest of the state of israel. for a decade i was told my concerns had no legitimate basis , that iran would never be able online ande plant that iran's nuclear activities were not a major concern. history has shown us those assessments about iran's abilities
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 6:00am EST
result in international community, and support for the ukraine government and ukrainian self-determination that is the best hope for securing and into this crisis. i can assure the prime minister the government will have our full support. >> i'm very grateful of what the right honorable showman has said this morning. just as we need to see tomorrow a voice of unity and clarity from the countries of the european union, not always easy to get -- 20 different nations around the table but it's also very welcome there is such a clear and unified voice went out from this house. to say to the russian government what you've done is wrong what you've done should not be allowed to stand and still be costs and consequences not only for what has been done already but for the costs and consequences if you take this further. >> thank you mr. speaker. last week a judge sentenced a man nine years in prison for causing the death by dangerous driving of two teenage girls. given that about his exact -- is for you for life does the trick agree it's high time we look again at the maximum sentence
Bloomberg
Mar 6, 2014 1:00pm EST
determination to oppose actions that violate international law. and he's a poor the government and people of ukraine. that includes standing up the for the principle of state sovereignty. wouldture of crimea violate the ukrainian constitution and violate international law. any discussion about the future of ukraine must include the legitimate government of ukraine . in 2014, we are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders. while we take the steps, i want to be clear that there is a way to resolve this the interestsrves of the russian federation and ukraine people. ensure the rights of all ukrainians being respected, including ethnic russians. confrontations between the russia and ukraine. russia will maintain its base in crimea provided by its agreements to respect their sovereignty and territorial integrity. support the people at ukraine as they move to elections in may. that is the path of the escalation. kerry is involved in talks with all parties to discuss those acts. with this violation of international law, the result will be the
CBS
Mar 6, 2014 12:00pm PST
international law. any discussion about the future of ukraine must include the legitimate government of ukraine. >> this comes as secretary of state john kerry is in rome pursuing a diplomatic solution. and the european union today suspended talks with russia on a wide-ranging economic pact as punishment for the incursion into ukraine. >>> being accused of setting fire to another teen aboard an ac transit bus, the teen waved his right to a preliminary hearing today. 16-year-old richard thomas is charged as an adult with aggravated mayhem and felony assault. there's also a hate crime clause because the victim describes himself as having no gender and wearing a skirt at the time of the incident last november. >>> the light display on the bay bridge will be turned off to mark its first anniversary today. all 25,000 l.e.d. lights will be blown out for just 10 minutes tonight at 7:00. after that the world's largest light sculpture will remain on for at least another year. but there is a big push now to keep the lights flickering for a decade more. >>> a new nordstrom rack opened on fifth
CNN
Mar 1, 2014 3:00am PST
independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine. and of international laws. and just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and, indeed, the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> now, following those remarks, a senior administration official told cnn that if russia does not stand down and instead keeps those forces in ukraine the united states may opt out at the next g-8 summit scheduled for early june in sochi. but the president's mentions in the briefing room were not enough for the very hawkish republican senator john mccain who suggested on cnn's "situation room" that he didn't go far enough and that putin doesn't respect obama. >> i really believe that when vladimir putin looks around the world, sees what happened in syria when the president -- when the red line turned pink and the president didn't act, our acquiescence to their occupation of georgia, the -- all of the actions that have to do
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2014 10:00am EST
territorial integrity of ukraine has been violated, and this cannot be the way to conduct international affairs, and so in addition to calling yelled's emergency meeting of the u.n. security council, the united kingdom will join our g8 countries this week and suspending our cooperation under the g8, which russia chairs this year, including the preparation meetings this week for the preparation of the g8 summit. >> meanwhile, ukraine's military says he's calling up military reserve forces and wants them to be cam both ready as soon as possible. there are increasing reports of activity by unidentified gunmen and russian troops in crimea, including at a ukrainian base. there's a standoff between militia men and soldiers. they are meeting and discussing the security threat. nato's secretary general said russia is threatening peace in europe. >> what russia is doing now in ukraine violates the principles of the united nations charter. it threatens peace and security in europe. russia must stop its military activities and its threats. ukraine is our neighbor, and ukraine is a valued partner f
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2014 6:00am EST
russian opposition ukraine's ambassador appealed to the international community. >> we call upon the security council to do everything possible now. there is still a chance. >> early this morning the russian duma acted to authorise the use of military force in ukraine. it is dangerous and destabilising. we are disturbed by reports of russian military intervention into crimea. this is without legal basis, indeed it violates russia's commit the to protect the sovereignty. territorial integrity. >> russia's ambassador presented a different version of events, putting the blame on the e.u. for causing the crisis. >> why did this problem need to result in demonstrations? why is it that these street demonstrations need to be encouraged from abroad, by people from the e.u. >> while the security council met, president obama called president putin, a call, we are told, that lasted 90 minutes. >> what is the message from the u.s. to vladimir putin right now? >> the message is pull back your forces. let us engage in political dialogue. engage with the ukrainian government, which is reaching out
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